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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Sep 24, 2012 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it done wore out...any recommendations?

wow! I guess I'm waaay behind the curve on this. I burn from flac/shn so I can own and share the best quality "Hard Copy" with people and friends, then they can do the (ugh)MP3 - itune thing. I'd even use an iPhone for flac, but I still need an external Burner, per my original question, right?

I quit giving/mailing cassette tapes @2004 when I got access to a PC (other than the library who's computers do not burn)

So no burner recommendations?

This post was modified by cosmicharIie on 2012-09-24 16:15:22

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Sep 24, 2012 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it done wore out...any recommendations?

I avoid using CDs like the plague. I prefer to burn to DVDs, as little as possible. I don't use my CD player. For sharing lots of shows cheaply, use memory sticks instead.

Here's a bunch of external CD / DVD burners for $30:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=420&name=External-CD-DVD-Blu-Ray-Drives

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Sep 24, 2012 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it done wore out...any recommendations?

thank you! :)

hmmm...are there any car stereo's where you can just plug in a memory stick and it will play Wav files - gap free?

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Poster: Skobud Date: Sep 25, 2012 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it done wore out...any recommendations?

Hey Charlie -

I dont know about aftermarket car stereo's, but I do know that there are a few makes out there that have the capability you are describing already built in. I drive a Nissan and the upgraded stereo has the capability - its pretty cool and very handy. The USB is in the center console and you can plug and play. It will play most formats except for lossless(MP3, WAV, AAC). It will also play DVD's(but only if the car is in park).

I know that Honda is introducing the same technology as well. It would not supreise me if aftermarket car stereo's are going in the same direction.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Sep 25, 2012 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: it done wore out...any recommendations?

I subscribe to the cheapest, fastest, best method: you can always have any two of these three going together, but you'll never have all three of them going together.

Again... your car stereo solution should be extremely simple, fast and cheap. All it needs to do is to interface its audio input with your iPod or iPhone audio output. Cars are noisy inside, especially at higher speeds. Unless your car is super-quiet inside all of the time, and you're listening with high-end ear buds or an exotic car audio system, the VBR MP3 lossy format will work just fine in your car 99.99% of the time. Think about it...